[LAU] A sound decision

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Wed Mar 17 03:58:07 EDT 2010


On Wednesday 17 March 2010 08:32:15 Ray Rashif wrote:
> Oo 10 years..yeah that could work. I'm not a frequent update either,
> but anyway a little guesstheomatical fun:
> ## Conclusion ##
> Assuming the average schooling and working Archer reads 10 articles a
> day, it would take approx. 7 days or a week (inclusive of the
> less-than-half-hour pacman -Syyu) to overcome this updating feat.

Having worked with gentoo and therefore knowing the update-processes in such a 
setup, I can tell you that your calculation is senseless. Its not wrong in the 
mathematical sense, although you can't really add up update-sizes because 
after some months you will realize that not every in-between version of an app 
to go from the initially installed one to the final one will have to be 
downloaded and installed.
But its wrong because the time and trouble for updates aren't the download 
times but the times when you configure and reconfigure services. And when you 
try to manage to get your current distribution-tool to work with the 
repository present in ten years. And the time to learn about which apps and 
libs have been deprecated and discontinued and which new apps and libs replace 

> I didn't have
> anything better to do, I have the flu since this morning.

Hope you get better soon!

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